5 hidden LG V30 tips and tricks

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5 hidden LG V30 tips and tricks

Get the most out of your LG V30

The LG V30 is the South Korean tech giant’s biggest and best smartphone to date. It’s exclusively available from Carphone Warehouse, and it comes packed with lots handy features you might not know about. So to help you get the most out of it, here are five of our favourite hidden tips and tricks.

1. Double-tap to wake it up

If you own any recent LG phone you’ll be familiar with this feature. If not, you’ll wonder how you ever did without it.

Simply double-tap the screen to wake it up. This lets you start doing stuff without having to pick the phone up and locate the rear power button. Why don’t all phones let you do this?

2. Unlock it with your face

The latest flagship phones are big on facial recognition, and the V30 is no different. It uses the selfie-camera to instantly recognise your face and unlock itself, even when the phone screen’s off. Here’s how to set it up:

1. Go to Settings. Select Lock Screen.

2. Choose Face Recognition.

3. Tap NEXT, START, and follow the onscreen instructions.

4. Tap OK. Job done.

3. Draw, write or doodle on the screen

You can write or draw on the V30’s display with a simple button tap – no special pens required. So if you’re in the mood for a quick doodle or need to take some urgent notes, give the pencil icon on your floating bar a tap. When you’re done, tap the check mark to save your work.

4. Customise your floating bar

Let’s talk about that floating bar in a little more detail. It’s basically a widget that floats on your screen, containing icons for the V30’s handiest features. The great thing is that it’s fully customisable, so you can fill it up with what you want, and ditch the stuff you’re less interested in. This is how you do it:

  1. Go to Settings. Select Floating Bar.
  2. Toggle it on.
  3. Add the features that float your boat. Get rid of the ones that don’t.

5. Bring back your app drawer


You won’t see an app drawer when you switch on the V30 for the first time. That’s because there isn’t one – all your apps are displayed on your home screen, and that’s just the way it is. Unless you do the following:

  1. Go to Settings. Select Home screen.
  2. Select Home, then Home & app drawer.

Are you thinking of making the LG V30 your next phone? You can read more about its Quad HD+ display, dual lens camera and unrivalled performance in our LG V30 hands-on article. If you think we’ve missed any hidden tips and tricks above, share your thoughts below.

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